Hug High teacher's aide arrested on felony charges

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Updated: 5/07 11:44 pm
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- A local teacher's aide was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly offering students pot and booze, according to Washoe County School District Police.

WCSD Police Chief Mike Meiras told News 4 the investigation came about after two female students decided to leave the Hug High School campus Tuesday with the suspect, who is accused of giving the girls alcohol and marijuana at his house. Meiras said the girls did the right thing by coming forward with the information.

The suspect, 28-year-old Ryan Johnson, was arrested Tuesday night by WCSD Police on four counts: two felonies and two misdemeanors. Johnson has been employed at Hug High School by the school district for 14 months as an intervention specialist, or teacher's aide.

News 4 learned of this information when a concerned viewer called the station; no official press release was sent out, and the arrest was not announced. WCSD School Police are continuing to investigate to ascertain whether or not this was an isolated incident.
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Kramer - 5/9/2014 11:17 AM
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the whole "hug" and "high" thing-like Sterling and Silver. let's just lynch 'em first. eunuchs only need apply, cause this is the reno High road.

Justiceforall - 5/9/2014 5:03 AM
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An accusation does not mean guilt.......people lie and falsely accuse as well. Wait for the conclusion before you sentence him......after all this could have been you. Only in America are you guilty before the trial.

renomommy - 5/8/2014 9:46 AM
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He was hired to be an intervention specialist. Apparently he intervened, but not in the right way. I 'am glad those girls had the courage to step up and do the right thing. You can bet they were not the first. Even if the background check showed all was OK with him doesn't matter. All that shows is that he had never been caught doing this type of thing before. Now he is screwed because this will be on his record. And we can thank those young ladies for that. He won't be allowed to work with kids ever again.

tonysam - 5/8/2014 8:48 AM
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The most thorough background check will NOT pick up something that was not there previously. This is likely a first offense. I can guarantee this person will never be allowed to work around children again.

maddyo says so - 5/8/2014 12:43 AM
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I am wondering who did the thorough background check on this guy. Way to go WCSD for screening and selecting the very best to assist your staff and students at Hug High School. Kudos for the students for coming forward but wondering how many others did not before who had some contact with this guy before getting busted...hum.
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